Art Uniting People would like to work with all sorts of groups to expand the variety of work on show at our September 2011 Exhibition.
We are particularly interested in groups from these backgrounds:
- Mental health support group
- Physical disability groups
- Youth groups
- Senior citizens groups
- Schools (Primary and Secondary)
If you are a member of any of these groups and want to get involved, then please get in touch!
We hope that you will be able to talk to your group leader on our behalf and express your interest in art and exhibiting for Art Uniting People. If your group already produces artwork - then that's fantastic and we will work with you and the art teacher to enable your pictures to be shown at the next exhibition.
If your group doesn't already do any artistic projects, then we may be able to provide an art tutor who will be able to guide you through a project to create work to hang in the exhibition! Just let us know and we will try to find a way to get your group involved.
Rules for Group Entry
- Group Entry for Art Uniting People is FREE
- Groups must consist of at least three individuals - if there are only 2 or fewer artists from a group interested, they are able to enter as individual artists.
- Groups are allowed:
- 2 pictures - up to 5ft (150cm) across
- 4 pictures - up to 30" (75cm) across
- 8 pictures - up to 15" (38cm) across
- A space in a glass case 36" x 18" x 12" (90 x 45 x 30cm)
- Group entries are encouraged to be collaborative pieces (eg: collages) rather than work by individual artists. Individuals in the group are welcome to enter their own work separately to the group, but will be treated as an individual.
We would like to involve schools in our next Autumn Exhibition. If you are a student, then please ask your art teacher if they would be interested in putting together a group to do some work for the exhibition. The exhibition is in September, so work will need to be completed by the end of the 2010/2011 academic year or over the summer holiday.
Help with Framing
All pictures and any other art to hang on the wall must be ready to hang. Due to the cost of framing, we must insist that all artists provide their own frames where necessary. Artists with mental or physical disability may be elligable for up to £20 towards the cost of framing from Society of Friends of Maidstone Hospital.
In the case of drawings, photographs, watercolours, prints, etc this usually means a frame is necessary. Acrylics and Oils painted on a box canvas do not need any additional framing. All work should be fitted with mirror plates to enable easy and secure hanging.
Can groups sell their art?
Yes!If members of the group decide they would like to put the work on sale, then they are encouraged to do so. However, we recognise that work done by group members may be collaborative or have an emotional attachment. If they items are not for sale or remain unsold at the end of the exhibition, they can be returned to the group.
How do we measure pictures?
Pictures must be measured in the frame. When working out what work to enter, you need only ensure the longest dimension fits inside the set sizes (5ft, 30" or 15"), however we will require a more presice measurement of all pictures before work is hung.
How many pictures can a group enter?
You can enter 2 pictures up to 5ft (150cm) - , so it could be up to 5ft x 5ft. You can alternatively enter 4 pictures up to 30" (75cm), or 4 pictures up to 15" (38cm). You can enter 3 pictures including one up to 30" and two up to 15".
Can a group use the glass cases?
Yes! We would be happy to have entries from groups to go in the glass case. However, you will be limited to a space of 36" x 18" x 12" (90 x 45 x 30cm) which you can fill with as many items as you can fit in this space.